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Cablegate: Opic-Supported Investment Funds: Africainvest

VZCZCXYZ0000
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHTU #0057 0181327
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 181327Z JAN 08
FM AMEMBASSY TUNIS
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4314
INFO RUEHAS/AMEMBASSY ALGIERS PRIORITY 7594
RUEHEG/AMEMBASSY CAIRO PRIORITY 1541
RUEHNK/AMEMBASSY NOUAKCHOTT PRIORITY 0942
RUEHRB/AMEMBASSY RABAT PRIORITY 8478
RUEHCL/AMCONSUL CASABLANCA PRIORITY 4171
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY

UNCLAS TUNIS 000057

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR NEA/MAG (HARRIS)
STATE PASS USTR (BURKHEAD) AND USAID (MCCLOUD)
USDOC FOR ITA/MAC/ONE (NATHAN MASON)
CASABLANCA FOR FCS (ORTIZ)
CAIRO FOR FINANCIAL ATTACHE (SEVERENS)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EINV EFIN TS
SUBJECT: OPIC-SUPPORTED INVESTMENT FUNDS: AFRICAINVEST
FUNDS II

REF: STATE 1477

1. Per reftel request, Post provides the following comments
about the AfricaInvest Funds II proposal. Tuninvest enjoys a
strong reputation in Tunisia and is considered one of the
leading private equity firms. Other Tunisian equity funds
cite Tuninvest as their model for structure and management.
Post is not aware of any allegations of corruption, legal
violations or financial mismanagement. Post has no
objections to the proposed OPIC-supported investment fund.

2. Please contact Embassy Economic Officer Victoria Taylor
for further information (E-mail: TaylorVJ@state.gov or
Telephone: 216-71-107-431).


Please visit Embassy Tunis' Classified Website at:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/nea/tunis/index.c fm
GODEC

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